Monday, October 25, 2010

Cutesy Christmas WMC28


As soon as I saw Jenny's challenge this week.... "cute holidays" I knew exactly what stamp I wanted to use. This is from a freebie set I got last Christmas. I stamped and embossed it and then used a paintbrush to colour with distress inks. Added some stickles for snow. The paper was also from a freebie in a magazine last year ( see it pays to hoard things!!!)
I had trouble getting the bow to stick... even glossy accents wouldn't hold it.... but it stayed stuck long enough to photograph last night and this morning I added another glue dot and took a better photo in the daylight. 

I really liked the idea of using the Distress inks as paints.  I just smooched a corner onto my acrylic block and had some water near by, dipping my fine paintbrush into the water then picking up a bit of the ink and painting it onto the card.  I now have 27 colours of distress ink so easy to find just the right colour... I JUST LOVE my Distress inks.... just about use them in every card I make these days.  So versatile.

We are having another fabulous day here in Auckland.... it's Labour Day Monday so a holiday and I'm sitting outside again doing this.... way too nice to be inside.  Thanks goodness for laptops and wireless broadband!!!

Enjoy the week

9 comments:

Lin said...

So cute - and I like the striped paper - looks like a present that you just wrapped!

Sue said...

Another great card Dawn, Yes it does look like a pressie. Perhaps you could stick a chocolate inside!!!!
Smiles:)

Barb said...

So cute, Dawn! I love the striped paper too! That image is adorable! Isn't it fun to paint with distress inks?!

Tiffany said...

That is really one sweet image! I've only tried painting with distress inks twice I think in all of my cardmaking, for some reason, I don't get the result I want, maybe just need plenty more practice! Love your card and thank goodness for fun freebies!

Virginia L. said...

How SWEET! Love the candy stripey background for this image! Love this!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely paper and sweet image! Very pretty!

Laurel said...

So cute! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

So adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)

Monika Reeck said...

such a sweeeet christmas card Dawn love the cute Images and nice DP too...hugs